- VorTech MP40wQD Driver - EcoTech Marine
Driver upgrade or replacement for the VorTech pumps from EcoTech. Convert your VorTech EcoSmart controlled pumps to the latest in noise-reduction technology with the QuietDrive driver! Also can be used to replace a damaged or faulty driver on your VorTech QuietDrive.
- Controllability - 6+ available operational modes including Auto-Tune, Feed Mode, and Night Mode
- Quiet - Up to 90% less motor noise
- Compatability - Wireless models communicate with existing WWD and wireless EcoSmart pumps, and are fully compatible with EcoSmart Live via the ReefLink
What's in the box?
- QuietDrive face plate
- QuietDrive back plate
- QuietDrive board
- Velcro mounting tape
- Assembly hardware
- QuietDrive control knob
- Please click here for product installation instructions.
Special Note: Replacement Drivers do not include wireless chip. Must use wireless chip from old driver, or purchase separately.
No wireless despite being sold as a MP40 WQD driver. By philupt on 11/22/2018philupt wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter hours of fiddling around I find that the wireless chip in the Vortech MP40 Wqd driver is not there. Very disappointing.
Huge improvement By SLATE55 on 6/19/2018SLATE55 would recommend this product to a friendVery nice upgrade!!! Made a big improvement with reducing the vibration
Worth the Investment By Scubaman on 4/24/2018Scubaman would recommend this product to a friendI have 3 MP40's on my aquarium, 2 of the originals. I was skeptical of the claims for the QD so I only purchased 1 originally to see how'd it work. To my surprise the improvement to exceptionally quiet and smooth operation was impeccable, the particular pump I changed out runs in pulse mode at 87%, most of the day. There is NO sound on this pump now, I wasn't sure it was still running in the pulse mode it was so quiet. After purchasing the controller for the second pump I must say that its not as quite as the first pump after the change. I don't clean the pumps often because I want the aquarium to look as natural as possible, so it's encrusted with coraline algae and other algae. Once I do have to clean it I suspect it will run quieter. I would highly recommend changing to the new controller. Please note I had issues moving the upgraded controllers into ecosmart live and needed assistance from Ecotech Marine support staff including having a new control board sent out for the wireless functionality. You will have to reset the new controller to get it into Ecotech live. Good luck!
Unbelievable By Scott on 8/29/2017Scott would recommend this product to a friendAfter recently installing my new BRS synergy 16 inch overflow with a vectra L1 return, I noticed some of my ecotech pumps were louder than usual. In other words, my previous overflow and return drowned out the noise of a couple of my pre quiet drive ecotech pumps. I replaced the mp40 with the new quiet drive controller in 3 minutes. Completely solved the issue. It is just as quiet as my overflow/return. Thank you Ecotech and BRS. PS. I believe one of my mp 10's is a little louder. Ordering another quiet drive!
Qd upgrade By Mj on 4/25/2017Mj would recommend this product to a friendWent from loud to silent with the upgrade controller money well spent . Easy to swap . Made a bigger difference then the qd wet side upgrade now with both u cant hear the difference between my real qd and the non qd . Gonna do my mp10s soon too
Absolutely worth the money. By Doug on 9/24/2016Doug would recommend this product to a friendUpgraded two MP40Ws with the driver and wet side. Almost silent, even at 100% speed. All I can hear now is my old EcoSmart MP10.
Jurry still out By Larry on 6/6/2016Larry would recommend this product to a friendokay so the "W" doesn't light up like my MP10W and neither communicate at all. Can't get it to communicate with Reef Link either. Only reason I upgraded was to take the MP40 I bought on ebay and upgrade it to wireless controller.
Noticeably more quiet By bfrench on 5/31/2016bfrench would recommend this product to a friendSo I was very skeptical of this product. Without replacing the external motor or wet side I didn't believe it would be quieter. However, I was wrong. My tank is setup in my office and is about 4 feet from me. The noise level is noticeably lower. Certainly not silent, but I hardly notice when it switches over to nutrient transport which previously was incredibly noticeable.
Not actually more quiet By Josh on 5/21/2016Josh wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst let me say I LOVE Ecotech products, really love them. That being said I have had an MP10W and an MP10WQD running side by side and decided to upgrade the MP10W to the WQD. Needless to say I hear no notable difference whatsoever since the upgrade. The QD version is clearly the more silent product. I'm not sure if I need to upgrade the wet side as well to get the decibels I'm looking for, but upgrading the driver alone did not do it. I have since dismantled and thoroughly cleaned the wet side(non-upgraded side) to no avail. Again I want to say I LOVE Ecotech products but this just wasn't up to snuff in the volume category. As for flow rate, I really have no measurable way to tell if its putting out higher GPH but thats not why I purchased the upgrade.
Love this upgrade By Dave on 12/16/2015Dave would recommend this product to a friendIf you're running pre QD Vortechs i highly recommend this upgrade. There is a huge reduction in sound. Not sure about the flow increase but that wasn't the reason I bought it.
Worth the Upgrade! By Crack2jack on 5/27/2015Crack2jack would recommend this product to a friendUpgraded to this new driver. I gotta admit that it is quieter. I have a tank in my bedroom so I can tell the difference. Plus I can increase the flow rate and it isn't as loud. I have the QD MP10 version by the way.
Impressive By Q on 5/6/2015Q would recommend this product to a friendI have 2 MP40s. They are about 15 months old. They were noisy, so had to dial down and even then some of the modes like nutrient transport were loud. When the QD came out, I thought I would have to buy new pumps because I was a little skeptical about the effectiveness of just adding the controller but after installing it on one side which was the loudest, I can say that they actually work as advertised. I have kept the same wet side. When comparing the side with new QD driver and older driver, you can absolutely hear the difference. The only way I have been able to hear the QD is if I put my ear about 6 inches away. If the wet side rattles, it will need a little adjusting. previously no matter how much I adjusted, at high enough speeds it rattled. Now at 100% power I don't hear the rattle.